Rachel Getting Married (2008)

Master director Jonathan Demme captures family dynamics and the egocentricity of the addict/victim beautifully here.

Rachel is getting married and the family is uniting for the affair and while people have been preparing for months, her sister Kym swoops in on a weekend pass from rehab. Kym proceeds to dominate the wedding with her need to play the victim. She also draws out her parents failures.

The film is shot with long scenes and single cameras forcing you to be a part of the drama. The acting is as realistic as you think it could be and the actors are refreshingly not the typical Hollywood glam. Exquisitely executed!

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